Here we find ourselves in the new year 2021. All the months in front of us.
Last night I read until I got sleepy. Outside my window I could hear the wild winds blowing the tree branches to and fro.
I felt snug and warm in my bed, safe from the elements, in my cozy one bedroom apartment. I’ve never felt more grateful for my little port in the storm.
Cold & The Homeless:
I think of the homeless out there in this bitter weather.
So many people now out in the cold, more and more each day, aimlessly walking. No longer aware of a destination.
They must feel betrayed. It has been a very unbalanced scale of riches in this country for so long now.
Ivy & Her Q-Tips:
I’ve told you recently about Ivy’s Q-tip fascination.
Well, yesterday I happened to raise the two pet pillows I keep at the bottom of the doggy steps in the living room. I placed them there for Charlie to land on when he stumbles and falls.
This way he at least has a much softer landing.
Out of curiosity I picked up the two layers of pillows. And underneath I found quite a surprise.
Now I know where all Ivy’s stolen Q-tips are ending up.
Where She’s Putting Them:
It was like lifting a big rock and finding a nest of little snakes underneath.
I moved the array of Q-tips out from underneath the pillows, which made Ivy unhappy.
Then, a few hours later, she’d managed to move the Q-tips back underneath the pillows. I didn’t see her do it. So she must have done it on the sly.
I have no idea why she’s doing this. But I’ll just leave them be.
Music I’m Listening To:
I am listening to the most beautiful piano music. It is David Nevue’s “Awakenings.”
My portable fireplace is keeping my feet warm. The faux flames are beautiful and look quite real.
I’m so glad I purchased it. I’ve really enjoyed this faux fireplace. It manages to heat up the entire apartment. The one Ivy, Charlie and I rest so comfortably in.
The wind settled sometime during the night. The tree branches I see through the French doors barely move and sway now.
In a few months it will be time for spring gardening, which is the season I long for. All those plans and expectations. Choosing seeds and plants for when the ground thaws.
Happy New Year to you all! Hopefully 2021 will be a much better and healthier year for us all.